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Corinna Fleischmann, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.B.A., Captain, USCG

Civil Engineering, Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CAPT FleischmannCAPT Corinna Fleischmann is a licensed Professional Engineer with military, academic and research experience in water resources engineering, environmental engineering, coastal resiliency, construction project management and engineering education. CAPT Fleischmann is a career educator who has been a member of the US Coast Guard Academy (CGA) faculty since 2004 and served as the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program Chair from 2017-2021. CAPT Fleischmann is a 1998 graduate of CGA. Upon graduation, she was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter ELM where she served two tours: first as a Deck Watch Officer/Assistant Navigator and then as the Operations Officer. Following her afloat tours, she began her civil engineering career as a member of the Facilities Engineering branch at CGA where she served as both the Safety Officer and the Construction Officer. Desiring to continue her career as a Civil Engineer in the Coast Guard, CAPT Fleischmann earned a M.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Project Management from the University of Texas, Austin. Upon graduation, she was assigned as a rotating military faculty member at CGA and in 2008, she was selected as a member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff (PCTS) in the Civil Engineering Program. As a faculty member at CGA, she has expanded and modernize the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum with the development of elective courses in Water Resources Engineering and Coastal Resiliency. CAPT Fleischmann’s passion for teaching and learning began early in her career. In 2007, she was certified as a Sustainable Building Advisor through the National Sustainable Building Advisors Program. In 2009, she began her PhD work at the University of Connecticut in Civil Engineering. Since earning her PhD in 2014 and has continued to seek out research opportunities. Current collaborations include work with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development and Homeland Security on the Analysis for Coastal Operational Resiliency (AnCOR) project to assess the USCG’s preparedness to respond to a wide-area biological contamination incident impacting stormwater infrastructure and work with CGA and USCG Health, Safety and Work-Life (HSWL) to develop COVID-19 sewage surveillance protocols. Additionally, CAPT Fleischmann is actively involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) program and spends time each summer mentoring civil engineering faculty at colleges and universities throughout the US. During her tenure at CGA, CAPT Fleischmann has been involved with CGA Athletics in numerous capacities. From 2005 to 2010, she served as a coach’s assistant for the Men’s and Women’s Varsity Swim Team. From 2015 to present, she has held the role of faculty affiliate for the Women’s Varsity Softball Team. This year, she assumed the role of the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID). CAPT Fleischmann is married to Coach Dana Fleischmann, a faculty member of the CGA Health and Physical Education staff. Coach Fleischmann serves as the Defensive Coordinator for CGA football and as the Assistant Coach for Women’s Varsity Softball Team. They have two daughters, Josslyn and Jayna.


  • Ph.D, C.E., University of Connecticut, December 2014
  • M.S.C.E., University of Texas, Austin, December 2004
  • B.S.C.E., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 1998

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Engineering II
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Coastal Resiliency
  • Environmental Engineering I, Lecture and Lab
  • Civil Engineering Design, Lecture and Project Advisor
  • Construction Project Management, Lecture
  • Civil Engineering Materials, Lecture and Lab
  • Engineering Material Science, Lecture and Lab
  • Strength of Materials, Lecture and Lab
  • Statics and Engineering Design, Lecture

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Connecticut Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE). Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure. American Society of Civil Engineers. released 27 Sep 2022.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Analysis of Coastal Operation Resiliency (AnCOR) Task 2.1 Phase 1 Modeling Report, Fate and Transport of Spores on Outdoor Surfaces. Office of Research and Development Homeland Security Research Program. EPA/600/R-21/093, June 2021.
  • Gregory J. Hall1 , Eric J. Page1 , Min Rhee1 , Clara Hay1 , Amelia Krause1 , Emma Langenbacher1 , Allison Ruth1 , Steve Grenier2 , Alexander P. Duran3 , Ibrahim Kamara4 , John K. Iskander4 , Dana L. Thomas4 , Edward Bock5 , Nicholas Porta5 , Jessica Pharo5 , Beth A. Osterink5 , Sharon Zelmanowitz2 , Corinna M. Fleischmann2 , Dilhara Liyanage1 , and Joshua P. Gray1,*. “Wastewater Surveillance of U.S. Coast Guard Installations and Seagoing Military Vessels to Mitigate the Risk of COVID-19 Outbreaks” medRxiv. Feb 6, 2022.
  • Fleischmann, C., E. Nakagawa and T. Kelley. “Redesigning the Student Learning Approach through Personality Types and Pedagogies, A Case Study in an Undergraduate Engineering Course” Universal Journal of Educational Research 4(2):426-431, 2016.
Conference Proceedings
  • Salyards, K., A. Estes, C. Saviz, P. Clayton, C. Fleischmann,, J. Davis, T. Nilsson, P. Omur-Ozbek, F. Ozis, M. Palomo, C. Rodak, C. Rutherford, C. Torres, D. Cowand, L. Nolen, “ASCE’s Response to the Pandemic: Execution of a Remote ExCEEd Teaching Workshop” American Society of Engineering Educations Conference Proceedings, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2022.
  • Fleischmann, C., and S. Zelmanowitz, “Challenges and Successes of a Hybrid Lab in an Introductory Environmental Engineering Course” American Society of Engineering Educators, St. Lawrence Section, virtual, April 17, 2021.
  • Fleischmann, C., B. Maggi and H. Jackson, “Project-Based Approach to Educating Students About the Global Need for Coastal Resiliency” 45th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, CO, July 16, 2020.
  • Fleischmann, C. B. Maggi and H. Jackson, “Integrating Sustainability and Resilience Concepts into Courses” 2020 American Society of Engineering Educators Virtual Annual Conference, Jun 22-26, 2020.
  • Mikelonis, A., C. Fleischmann, O. Gibson and K. Ratliff, “Stormwater Infrastructure Assessment of US Coast Guard Facilities for Resiliency under Extreme Events” 2020 Watershed Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 20 May 2020.
  • Fleischmann, C., H. Jackson and B. Maggi, “Educating Engineers in Coastal Resiliency with a Global Perspective on Climate Change” American Society of Engineering Educations Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Canada, 2020.
  • Gibson, O., Fleischmann, C., Nakagawa, E., Mikelonis, A. and Ratliff, K. “Analyzing US Coast Guard Facilities for Operational Resiliency.” 2019 US EPA International Decontamination Research and Development Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 19-21, 2019.
  • Fleischmann, C., H. Jackson and B. Maggi, “Educating Engineers in Coastal Resiliency with a Global Perspective on Climate Change” Eleventh International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Washington, DC, April 16 and 17, 2019.
  • Fleischmann, C. and R. Johnson, “Harnessing Student Leadership to Drive an Inclusive Environment in an Undergraduate Engineering Program.” ASEE – Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference (CoNECD), Crystal City, Virginia, 29 April 2018.

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer in Florida since 2007
  • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) through the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program since 2009
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Water Environment Federation Member

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